Review; May Coop Raw Sauce

Hiya Darlings!

I know, this review was due yesterday, but when one lives on the countryside and there’s lightning and thunder, the internett has this funny way of saying “Nope, nothing to do here!” Which results in one helpless k-beautyblogger, to make a semi long story short.
Anyway! Thank you for your patience, let’s just dive right in to this saucy flower power wonder!

So, Jolse was so kind as to pick me as one of their 40 peeps to review this product, which makes me one lucky motherducker, seeing as I’ve been eyeballing this product pretty hard for a long time, but never really wanted to spend a lot of money on a product I was on the fence about, and I have to say, well worth the wait, and I’m kinda sorry I didn’t get it myself, so if you’re on the fence about it yourself, read on!
Anyway, I’ve tested this awesome facesauce, so I’ll just go on and tell you about it!

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Name: May Coop Raw Sauce
Product: Toner, Emulsion and Essence ( A triple threat right here)
Good For: Providing moisture, protecting skin against free radicals.
Description:
The size of Acer maple water compound particles is similar to that of the human body fluid, which makes it easy for the sauce to smear deeply into the skin.
Natural fructose in Acer maple water, called ‘MSE’ by MAY COOP, prevents moisture evaporation like glycerin.
Fructan powder provides vitalizing nutrition to the skin, Nature701 Complex moisturizes the skin with various effects, and Organic G Complex strengthens the tired skin with stability. (Description from Jolse)
Price: 28$ 
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Packaging:
It’s clean, and very well executed, just like the moisturizer I’ve tried before from May Coop you get the feeling that they want the product to speak for itself, simple lines and natural. I really like the fact that the bottle is made of glass, just to make it a tad bit more exclusive, with that being said, I’m not sure how travel friendly a long glass bottle is when it comes to traveling.
The classic box it comes in that has this wood pattern on it is funny considering that it’s 93% acer maple tree sap in this bad boy. Or maybe I just find it funny. A good sense of humor never was my strong suit.

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Texture & Smell:
Is it a essence, is it a toner, is it an emulsion? No, It’s sauce!
The way I would describe it is as a thick toner, and a perfect essence/emulsion hybrid, but we’ll just go with sauce, much easier.
It spreads nice and evenly, like a sauce should!

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First time I tapped out some magic from the bottle I had this immediate fear that it was gonna be a sticky smelly mess, but then again, we all love a good surprise!
It’s a bit tacky before it soaks in, but what do you expect when dealing with raw sauce?

It’s a bit on the slow side when finding it’s way deep down to your skin, but it’s worth the wait, I usually just slap it on, do a little jiggle wiggle dance and fix my hair while waiting for it to do it’s thing.
Again, a bit on the sticky side, but considering it’s not the last step of the skincare routine, it’s really not that big of a deal.
Scent wise I have to say, it’s something to get used to, It’s not one of my favorite scents, basically because I feel that my nose is being held hostage in a field of flowers, and there’s no way to escape. But if you’re into flowery scents, then this will probably be your new favourite to sniff.

Application:
Cleanse-Tone-Slap some sauce on!
Yeah I know, keeping it simple over here. I just apply it with my hands, I find it more manageable to control the amount of product this way, and disperse it evenly, but if you prefer, cotton pads will also work wonders!

My thoughts on this product?

I have to say, the first week I didn’t like it what so ever, the scent was so overbearing I just could not for the love of me enjoy the skin benefits it provided, because trust me, this sauce is golden. It really does the job when it comes to hydration, and gives the skin a dewy look. As for the whole protecting from the scary superbad damaging free-radicals I have no clue, haven’t really talked to them that much, so yeah.
But for me, this is one sweet sauce I’m not gonna burn while stirring!

Hopefully this will have given you some insight on this, so I’ll just move along to my favourite part of these posts. Yes darlings, you guessed it, it’s rating time!

May Coop Raw Sauce
Packaging: 9/10
Scent: 4/10
Texture: 9/10
Performance: 9/10
Overall: 8/10
This product gets:
🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱/  10

Remember, this is my experience with this product, you might not have the same, and the product can work wonders for some, and be bad for some. Your Mileage May Vary, and we’re all different, you should always check the ingredient list and read about a product before purchasing it, but hey, no pressure!


So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen!
Next up from me will be a review on a product from a brand I’ve never tried before, I’m so excited!

Hope you liked this review, and have you tried this product?
Let me know!

Peace & Love
-Mocka

 

Mini hauling, once again!

Hello darlings!

So, I’m still as sick as a fuzzy duck, so today’s post is going to be sweet and short, but I will be back stronger, faster and 50% more snailier tomorrow, promises!

After endless double taps on instagram I’ve discovered many exciting products that I really want to try, and after a little googling, stalking and reading reviews I decided to take the plunge and get on the hype train to The Ordinary city, and am I hyped? YAAAZ.
What’s not to love? Clean products, lovely packaging and dirt cheap, only thing missing is seven unicorns on the package and some glitter popping out when you open it!

Anyways, here are the products I’m dying to try, and that are currently on the way;

Pictures are kindly borrowed from their official website.
So rose hip oil I’ve heard good things about, both on Instagram and Reddit, and I think it’s definitely worth a try! When it also costs close to nada I have nothing to lose!
The caffeine solution, I’m hoping, is going to be a miracle worker for the huge IKEA bags currently residing under my eyes, it’s either that or stealing someone else’s, and I’ve heard that’s a lot of work for nothing. Not really, but I found the thought funny.

I’m soooo ready to try these, and I’ll be sure to let you all know when they arrive and have gone through the whole sniff, feel, test routine!

I also got one more thing, and this has to be the ultimate cult product that everybody has heard of, are in possession of, or have oily dreams about at night! I’m talking Banila co.
BUT, not the pink one, the radiance one!
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I’m not sure if this is new, lesser known or just shit, but I had a hard time finding reviews on it, not that it’s a bad thing, I still need a new oil cleanser before the one I have runs out, so why not try something people adore?
Now, I don’t totally trust cult products, some of them I find to be overhyped, *COUGH* Laneige.
But I’m always willing to whip them onto my face and see what the fuzz is all about, and I will, and you bet your sweet oil cleansers I’ll be honest! Because it’s fun!
So yes, that’s what I have for now!

Tomorrow will be more fun, promises!

Have you tried any of these products?
Let me know!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

My skin-fix

Hello darlings!
Spring is here, and where I’m from that usually means social gatherings and family parties, which is all fun and games until you get so eager to try ERRYTHING you’ve hauled all at once, because you’re convinced your skin has superpowers and can handle it all, AT ONCE.
So right now my skin is acting up like a toddler turning two, and it ain’t pretty you guys!
Best part? Family gathering this Saturday, yay!

So obviously I would never recommend anyone ever,  to go apeshit on their skin introducing more than one product at a time, but what I do with mine, well, let’s just all take a minute and learn from my mistakes, mmmmkay?
So when I end up like this, I need to have a go to, a miracle fix to get that dewy glow just in time to look fabulous when interacting with other people. This is where I find the whole “less is more” principle to help heaps!
I basically just go back to scratch, call on the help from the snail gods, and sneak in a couple of sheet masks, this works wonders, and my skin has once again restored faith in me. At least for now.

Of course, getting healthy skin is all about patience, but as you might have picked up by now, that is a trait I’m not blessed with, but what I lack in that field, I make up for with charm and an exemplary sense of humor! Or so I’d like to think.

Anyway!
Here’s my “bulletproof back to basics saves me every time” routine

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil (PM Routine)
This really gets the job done, I’m a sucker for 7 layers of makeup, so when the day comes to an end and all I want to do is to get it of as quickly as possible, this is my best friend, but, this f*cker stings more than a pms infused bee if you’re lucky enough to get some in your eye.

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Cosrx Good Morning Low PH Gel Cleanser
I hate how he smells, but loves the way he works his magic. Yes, my cleanser is a “he”, no worries! As I’ve complained about before, the scent on this one is not for me, what so ever, but the effect of the tea tree I just love, so for those days I have a cold we get along very well, but other than that we just barely get along. 
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Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner
This, I’m not that sure about, it does it’s job and I like the packaging, but I have been experimenting with another toner, that might just kick this one out of the routine, but for now, we’re the bestest of friends!
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Skinfood Peach Pore Sake Serum (Reviewed)
I LOVE THIS! There is a slight possibility that I might just be addicted to this fruity little guy, it leaves your skin with a semi matte finish, amazing smell, and your pores look smaller, I would like to believe that this is a gift from the peach gods, created to solve all my problems while smelling amazing, but maybe I’m just imagining the effects? I will get back to you with this when I have investigated more. 

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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream (Vicky’s Review)
My worst fear when first starting with Korean skincare was heavy pore clogging creams, so after googling, redditing and dating CosDna this was the one I ended up with, I love the fresh feeling, the scent and how it just absorbs right into the skin, so this might be in my routine for evah evah, she said, right before she discovered a moisturizer from paradise.
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Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream
My first eye cream, and I’m still sticking to it, it’s snaily and doesn’t break me out, that makes me a happy kitty! 
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Missha All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk
I just love the finish on this badboy, it’s a perfect primer, doesn’t leave a white cast, smells good, and doesn’t break me out, all the things I want in a perfect sunscreen! 
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Simple as that!
For me this does wonders, these are the products that I know my skin loves and doesn’t reject at all, so when all else fails, this is my go to!
In my everyday routine there are a few other lovelies, but when it comes to a skin detox so to speak, these are the ones I j’adore!
So that’s it from me today, I would love to hear if you have a “Zombie apocalypse” routine you use when all else fails!

Peace&Love

-Mocka

A sweet-face sensation!

Hello Darlings, Dudelings and everyone in between!

This first impression is in no shape or form sponsored. These are my words and honest opinions.

Sorry for the late post guys, I’ve been out all day, hunting down the easter bunny with only a bottle of ketchup and a semi roasted hot dog!

So, it’s time for another first impression!
Not so long ago a sweet sensation of a face scrub found it’s way into my shopping cart, and from there all the way in to my bathroom shelf, filled with K-beauty lovelies!
I am of course talking about the highly praised Skinfood Black Sugar Mash Wash Off!

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Doesn’t get more classy than placing the product in an easter egg, right?
Anyways, let’s get this egg rollin!

Name: Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off
Product: Exfoliating scrub
Good for: Manual exfoliation, makes your skin babybooty smooth and gives it a glow.
Price: 8-13$ (Ebay, Jolse, Bbcosmetic)
Ingredients: Sucrose, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Clycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Lanolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Laurate, Butylparaben, BHT, Caramel, Parfum.
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First off, let’s start with how one would slap this sugary goo on your face!
Apply after washing, do not put this product in your eyes or mouth, it smells amazing but believe it or not, you’re not supposed to consume it! If you have sensitive skin you can alternatively mix the mask with water or oil to reduce the chance of turning this sweet experience into an extremely sour one. And if you wake up one day and decide that you want a lighter scrub, the whole mixing with oil or water thing works for that purpose as well! Massage it in, let it work it’s magic for 10-15 minutes before you wash it off. I would not recommend using it more than 2 times a week, but each to it’s own!
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The consistency of this product is as one would expect; sugary, a semi thick paste with sugar grains in it, it’s lovely and if you are silly enough to rub it between your fingers it will tickle!
It smells really good, like sweet black sugar, so the name fits perfectly with the scent, go figure!

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What do I think of it so far?
So far I really like it, I’ve already used it twice and my skin hasn’t raged even a fraction of what I thought it might! A few purging spots have occurred, but it’s a small price to pay for the services it’s done. This black sugary beauty will go permanently in my routine once a week, because it really get’s the dirt out and leaves your face smooth and ready for pampering! And have you looked at the price? 8 dollars! That’s an extremely reasonable sugar high if you ask me.
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So that’s what I think so far, and there will probably be more sweet talk about this when it’s been tested, sniffed, poked and applied even more!

Have you tried this, and what did you feel about it?

– Mocka

My daily skin care routine 🐱

So, we meet again!
Hello darlings, dudelings and everyone inbetween!

This post is in no shape or form sponsored. These are my words and honest opinions.

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I earlier today Instagrammed that I would be posting my skin care routine, so here it is, keep in mind, I’m still tweaking, adding, switching, loving and hating the products, but for now, these are my go-to’s. Just wait until my haul hits the mail, then the routine will look a whole lot different, and pinker and cuter and everything nice. Because we all know I can’t control myself when it comes to cute.
In this post I just list the things I use daily, so it will not have my adored sheet masks or my exfoliators in this one because well, that’s for another day!

So for now, this is what it looks like;

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I start off with;
The Face Shop rice water bright cleansing oil; so far I have nothing bad to say about it, it does it’s job, takes the makeup off, spreads evenly, but it does sting the eyes if you’re clever enough to accidentally get some of it in there. I continue with the Holy Mother of Gel Cleansers:
Cosrx’s Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser; I don’t want to insult this cult product in any way, but I don’t really see the hype, I mean, it cleanses well, takes all the dirt that the oily deliciousness didn’t, but I really can’t stand the scent or the tight face feeling, so I will probably switch this one out as soon as one of the three others I’ve ordered arrive.

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After cleansing comes toner!

Etude House’s Wonder Pore Freshner; Does the job for me, I like it, and don’t really know what more there is to say, love the packaging, it really has that fresh and simple look, love it!

Next I like to switch it up all depending on if it’s the AM or PM routine, usually I incorporate Cosrx’s BHA Blackhead Power Liquid in the AM routine, and Cosrx’s AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid in the PM, I don’t use these everyday, but when I do, that is how it goes down. For those easier days (read, too lazy to do a full on super routine) I just slap on my highly praised Skinfood Peach Sake Serum and do a little happy dance before moving on to the next step. 🙂
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I am a huge fan of the snail. Snailpower all the way! Therefore my choice of eye cream falls on the Mizon Snail Repair Eye Cream: spreads nicely, no offensive scent, and soaks rather quickly into the skin, so all is well!
Then comes the moisturizer, which I just hands down adore! The idea of  heavy, thick creams still scare me, you know, mental scars from the western product days when a thick cream would break you out and make your face look like a zombiecheesepizza that just had to run it’s course..
So when I first got started I ordered a gel cream, and it does it’s job, spreads evenly, and my face feels nice and babybooty-like when it has absorbed. I am of course talking about the Moistfull Collagen Water Jelly Cream from Etude House, j’adore!

At last comes the sun screen, or sleeping pack, depending on what your next step is. You going to bed? Slap on some panda! You going to meet a lovely in the park for a picnic? Gurl, get your UV-protection on!
My protector is Missha’s All Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk. Not only does it spread evenly, soak up fast and leave a matte and gorgeous canvas to smear your makeup on, but the lid is pink! The packaging on this bad girl is just so cute, sleek, minimalistic and nice. You can tell that I adore it. I have this thing for products that work and are easy on the eyes!

So there you have it!
In-between here I also variate with sheet masks, exfoliators and this one ampoule that I’ve tried three times, but has broken me out like a motherducker, but we’ll save that for another post!

If you have any HolyMoly products that we should try out, let us know!
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-Mocka